10.30am
23 March 2017

Memory

The modern mind is full of useful and not so useful information that we absorb and store and often struggle to find again. We're very impressed with Harry Tennant's latest concept piece for Libération FR on 'Memory in Psychoanalysis' - an inisghtul article too!

10.30am
21 March 2017

Marauders Map

Our very own portrait extraordinaire Montse Bernal has turned her inky quill into something pretty magical with Pottermore. She's illustrated the well known characters Remus Lupin (Moony), Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail), Sirius Black (Padfoot) and James Potter (Prongs). Here is Lupin - see the rest of the gang come to life in animation over at the Pottermore wesbite

10.30am
15 March 2017

The Vyne

You'll spot Chris Brown's installation and new visitor experience for the house at The National Trust site, The Vyne in Hampshire. His beautifully crafted work is perfectly matched with the Tudo history of the building and will be installed whilst they undergo some extensive conservation work.  The Vyne has an original Tudor chapel as part of the house which Chris has brought to life with his linocuts Henry V111 and Anne Boelyn on horsebaack and processions of activity continued throughtout the buidling. 

 

We're going to make it a CIA day out this spring for sure and grabbing all the merch!

 

10.30am
14 March 2017

Charmer

Jonny Gibbs’ work has an untouchable charm and spans the publishing and editorial worlds, speckling magazines and books in numerous territories. 

There's so much to see in his rich body fo work, today we're sharing with you two pieces that sit so well together you'd have thought they were comissioned this way - part of the magic of his prints!

Titled : A Bend in The River & Piano Man.

 

 

10.30am
10 March 2017

WELCOME

It's Friday and to end a terrific week at CIA we have the good news of welcoming illustrator David De Las Heros to the roster. He's a great guy and esquisitely talented with a paint brush. There is a harmonious mix of contemporary graphic forms with his background training in classic painting that create something both endearing and adept. We are pretty happy to share this portfolio with you all. Take a Gander

10.30am
7 March 2017

Get With The Times

Lynnie Zulu paints an interesting picture for the Sunday Review cover of the NY Times highlighting the benefits of diversity. Here's a taste of the insightful article to put this in context:

 

"What President Trump doesn't seem to have considered is that diversity doesn't just sound nice, it has tangible value. Social scientists find that homogeneous groups like his cabinet can be less creative and insightful than diverse ones."

 

Here's to diversity and progress! Thanks Lynnie. 

10.30am
6 March 2017

Sublime Sketch

This Monday we are sharing Montse Bernal for Oprah Magazine. Her beautifuly delicate portraiture is contrasted with bold atmospheric marks and is simply sublime. We'll leave you to ponder her talent. 

10.30am
3 March 2017

Minimal

We're pouring over the new illustrations of Mario Wagner today. Utilising abstraction and pairing negative shapes, Mario creates effortless graphic dynanism. They are ridiculously pleasing to gawp at, so make sure you check out his folio while you're here.

 

10.30am
14 February 2017

MWAH

Happy Valentines to all you sweethearts out there. In the words of Marvin Gaye in his sweet sultry tones, Let's Get It On....

 

Portrait by Stan Chow

10.30am
7 February 2017

Breakin' Convention

It's been a while since we've seen the raw punch of Benjamin Wachenje on the blog. His iconic street style illustrations posess a certain digital glamour that carry his work into the world of portraiture and brand campaigns alike. A sneak peak at his recent poster art involving some hip movers for dance and theatre festival 'Breaking Convention' with Sadlers Wells.